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Amor Mundi 11/23/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we learn about the adverse health effects of loneliness, perceive the inextricable ties between integrity and privacy and how both are threatened in the age of surveillance, lament the overly scholasticized nature of teaching in America, and much more! Posted on 24 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Secondhand Gun Smoke

“The extreme form of power is All against One, the extreme form of violence is One against All. And this latter is never possible without instruments.” Hannah Arendt, On Violence The instruments that Hannah Arendt refers to in this quote are instruments of violence, that is to say, weapons.  Weapons, which in the main, translates…Read more Secondhand Gun Smoke Posted on 11 February 2013 | 11:00 am

What is a House?

Hannah Arendt spoke of having acquired, through her life, a “love of the world.” When writing about education she argues that “education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it.” And in politics, she insists, we must care for and love the world more than…Read more What is a House? Posted on 16 November 2012 | 3:56 pm

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

   It is with heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens, 62, had been battling esophageal cancer for the past year and a half. The opinionated, iconoclastic, masterful writer continued working until the end, penning poignant and candid essays chronicling his illness. We raise our glass to you, Christopher. You…Read more Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011 Posted on 16 December 2011 | 1:05 pm